I ended up walking nearly 4 miles today. I’m ready for the 5K on Saturday.
I planned on a 2 mile walk. I ended up going nearly 4 miles. I felt great during the walk. With my muscle soreness gone, I focused on distance, not speed. With the 5K looming on Saturday, I wanted to see if any problems popped up related to my knee or stiffness in general.
Nothing. I felt great.
Tomorrow I’ll try a shorter distance but a faster pace. Other than doing yoga, I plan to give my body a break and take Friday off. That should give me the rest I need before the race on Saturday.
Looking to hit my goal of walking in five 5Ks in 2013. Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
So far this year, I’ve walked in just one 5K race. For my New Year’s resolution, I set a goal of five 5Ks. I’m a bit behind.
There’s still 99 days left in 2013. Time to get into gear.
I signed up for two local 5Ks in October. The first one is in two weeks and the second is the day after my wedding anniversary.
That gives me a couple of weeks to prepare for the October 5th race, focusing on distance and not speed. Before the knee went wonky on me, I walked 6.5K (4 miles) nearly everyday. So I’m not anticipating any problems. I’m up to 2 miles a day now without any knee pain. I’m planning on increasing my distance to 3 miles by mid-week. Fingers crossed!
There’s a Color Run 5K in Baltimore the Sunday before Thanksgiving that just looks fun. Not familiar with Color Runs? It’s a paint race. Just wear white at the start of the race and at each kilometer, you’re doused from head to toe in color. I’ll see if I can convince the hubby to walk with me. My only concern is the time of the year – mid-November in Baltimore. I’ll need to layer my clothes.
That leaves me finding one more 5K before the end of the year.